To send your official transcript electronically, use SU's school code 4695. Or you can mail your transcript to the address below:
Office of Graduate Admission
901 12th Ave
Seattle WA 98122
You are always welcome to contact with admissions counselor if you have any questions about your application. We are here to help you!
SU will communicate via your email and application status page. Admission decisions will be available to view via your application status page. Your status page is also a great way to make sure that your application is not missing any required materials, and it’s where we will upload any additional forms you may need to complete. It's recommended that you check your application status page at least once a week.
The College of Nursing cannot release any information regarding where you rank on the waitlist or how many other persons are also on the waitlist. If a spot becomes available, the College of Nursing will contact you and update your application status. This can occur at any time between March and June.
We will consider an applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.25 who provides evidence of other achievements or abilities that might predict success in the program. A strong goals statement, high grades in the nursing prerequisites, or other evidence of academic ability may be considered.
No. Your application will be screened by the admissions committee. If you are selected, we will contact you to set up an interview to further assess your ability to be successful in the program. Interviews typically begin late January.
The application asks you to address your personal and professional goals. You should be clear about how your career goals fit with your selected focal area of study, and why you chose Seattle University’s nursing program. Read over the materials you have received from the College and University and information available on our website. Relate your personal and professional goals to the University and College of Nursing mission. Use good language arts skills to demonstrate your writing ability. We do recommend you submit maximum two to three pages, 12-point Times New Roman fonts. Double space.
Your recommenders are asked to rate you on several personal and professional qualities. Choose recommenders who have first-hand knowledge of these qualities. A current or former professor who knows you well, and your employer provide a good balance, but more important than who they are is their ability to speak to the qualities that will make you successful in the program. Do not submit references from family members or friends and limit the number of references to two. When you fill out your online application, you will be asked to include email addresses for your recommenders. They are sent a link via email to a secure online recommendation form to complete.
There are no tacit or unwritten criteria for admission. The best approach is to provide the strongest evidence you can of your potential for success in the program within the stated admission criteria. Learn as much as you can about the nursing profession, advanced practice nursing, and Seattle University so that you present yourself as a motivated, knowledgeable, and interested applicant.
Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency regardless of English language studies, academic history, residence in the United States or an English-speaking country, or immigration status. English proficiency may be met with the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
Graduate and post baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores. Seattle University maintains the right to require English proficiency testing when deemed necessary.
English proficiency may be met with the following:
For more information on what the TOEFL consists of and a list of official testing centers visit the ETS web site.
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